About Kilauea Volcano


Kilauea Volcano is presently the most active volcano on Earth. Kilauea is a shield volcano that rises 4,091 feet above sea level. Shield volcanoes have a gradual slope to the top where lava spews forth and spreads outwards. Many volcano viewers are surprised when a car can take them to the site of the lava flow. This is in contrast to the typical vision of a cinder cone volcano, one that is tall and steep and erupts with huge force throw debris and filling the sky with ash. It is on Hawaii Island, Hawaii, adjacent to Mauna Loa Volcano.

The Kilauea Visitor’s Center is presently the most highly traveled visitor center attraction in Hawaii (nps.gov). The center is used as a starting point by 2.6 million people per year who visit the volcano.

The Story of Pele

The most intriguing and well-known visitor of Kilauea is the Hawaiian Goddess of volcanoes, Pele. The origin of Pele is uncertain, as lore has connected her with many of the famous figures of Hawaii in one way or another. Many tales explore Pele’s wrath, usually beginning with an overly jealous or arrogant mortal and ending with violent eruptions and destructive lava flows. In modern times, Pele is keeping busy cursing tourists that take volcanic rocks home with bad luck. “This made-up myth has caused many hundreds of guilty people to mail many tons of rocks back to the islands every year,” a Park Ranger said (www.sergeking.com). Many Hawaiians to this day have a great respect for Pele, as the visibly active power of the volcanoes keeps him on their minds.

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15 Responses to “About Kilauea Volcano”

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  2. Leslie Morris Says:


    Good, indepth discussion of past events around the area, its interesting and informative. I dont really have too many suggestions for improvements.

  3. nicmoore08 Says:

    Great job with the Blog! You really got into this and went above what the assignment asked. I would say re-reading it, I saw a few grammatical errors that could be corrected. Also, see if you can have the title appear on the sidebar when you click on the link.

  4. profmauldon Says:

    Dustin – is that you in the Jeep?
    Is the ash cloud under the heading “Volcanic Ash” Kilauea? or somewhere else. (titles on photos would help a lot)
    Generally an informative blog — good job!

  5. Emily Says:

    How tall is Kilauea in KM im doing a project on it in school?

  6. ilse Says:

    this website sucks is the worst fuck you.

  7. RubyHummingbird Says:


    I loved it but you could do better grammar . its interesting but but some fun facts too, and also put some history into it – Ruby:)

  8. James Rae Says:

    Hi Dustin,

    We are keen to use the eruption1.jpg in an education report for information skills, could you contact me with regard to allowing us copyright to use the image in our report.

    Thanks heaps,
    James Rae

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  10. Margie Says:

    That is amazing

  11. akshara mehra Says:

    interesting very good exactly what i wanted jake would like it

  12. TinkerBrendie Says:

    Pele is described to be a woman, not a man. GREAT photo!

  13. Tiffani Says:

    This blog has many great facts that are helping write ny report for school….. thx a lot!! 🙂 😀 (^^^)

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